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New Week New Hair

NewWeekNewHair by The Mixed Mama Blog

It’s a New Week so what does that mean? Hair washing day!! My daughters least favorite day of the week. Until it’s over… then its her favorite.


She loves it.

Want to see how we got to the end result above? Keep on reading.

So as you can see in these pictures her hair has gotten crazy after the long weekend. I like to try to give her some days off from the torture, I mean styling, if we don’t have anywhere to go. Since it was a long weekend and she was off from school Monday I let it go and this is what results.

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Now its Hair Washing day and we discussed some ideas of how she wants her hair for the coming week. She wanted the 3 sections split into 2 so she would end up with 6 small sections/braids. Due to this I kept the hair sectioned when washing. First I take out the rubberbands from the bottom of her braids and then take out the no metal elastics on the top. I unbraid only one section at a time, starting with the bottom, and clip up the rest out of the way. I then shampoo the base of that section. As seen below. 20161010_201857I then rinse that section out with our showers spray hose, making sure to get all the shampoo out. Then I put in conditioner and rub it in. Then I comb it out with her shower comb. I am careful to hold her hair at the roots with one hand as to try to avoid pulling her head as much as possible. The lower section, and the combing, is my daughters least favorite part. For some reason the section near the nape of her neck always gets so knotty… and of course it’s the most sensitive.

Then we rinse the conditioner out and put in a scoop of hair cholesterol or some other deep moisturizer and comb it through and get out any left over knots. Next I put some sort of hair oil. I usually use a mixture of the hair oil and coconut oil.. but I ran out of coconut oil. That section is then braided and we move onto the next section.

20161010_201332.jpgAfter we shampoo, condition, deep condition, hair oil, and comb each section I then go back and start parting for the hairstyle we are going for that week. As I said earlier, she wanted to have the 3 sections she had for the previous week turned into 6. So I parted the sections and put them into loose braids. 20161010_204004

Now if the section look crooked/uneven to you.. they probably are. It can be very hard to get an almost 5 year told stand still and cooperate for the length of time it takes to do her hair. You can’t tell in the pictures but her hair goes all the way past her caboose. It takes a lot of time, patience, and energy to do her hair. You just go as quickly as possible and hope for the best. 20161010_210920After we are done with the bath/shower we go upstairs and start the actual hairstyle. Since I was able to prep as much as I could in the shower, it was a lot easier and quicker than some other styles. I start in one section, either the front or back, doesn’t matter. I unbraid one section, take a small amount of blue magic and I rub it around the base of the hair near her head. I then take the boar bristle brush and smooth out the edges. Then I put in the no metal elastics and braid her hair again. We finish off with the rubberbands to hold the braid in. Repeat this until all 6 sections are complete.

Now comes my daughters favorite part… the completed look!!! She loves to go run and look in the mirror and admire her beautiful new style.

My daughter recently got a bunch of hair knockers from my aunt that she’s been dying to wear so we ended up putting one of those on each of the ponies at the base of the braids.

So there you have it… the final look. She loves it and she looks just beautiful.

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Let me know… how are your kids are  at bath time with getting their hair washed? Is it an ordeal like it is at our house? Comment below!

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  1. I just love this! I gave birth to a baby girl 2 months ago and I can’t wait for her hair to grow out so I can play with it. 🙂

  2. She looks beautiful, I love the flowers. I also only do my hair once per week and I dread doing it but am always happy once it’s done.

  3. Jill Wiley

    Adorable!!! I have such a sensitive head so I understand the hate of the styling! My little one has a tender head as well… thankfully now she is old enough to brush and style her own hair, so I don’t have to struggle through it anymore. lol.

    • Lol. I met a woman that has hair like my daughter and was talking to her about it. She told me her mom used to tell her the same thing… but then she still wanted to do her hair. Haha. That will probably be me: “Me: Do you need help with your hair sweetie? Her: Geez mom! I’m 30! I got it!” Hahahaha

  4. I love when girls have neat hair styles! So sweet! I wish I could braid hair like that!

    • Its really easy! Honestly. Thats part of why I started the blog. To show easy haid dos for moms (and dads) that don’t know how to certain styles of braids. This is really just 6 smaller sections of a braid you might do on your own hair. Just with more product. 🙂

  5. She’s adorable and have a pretty hair.
    I’m a little confused about the washing-day. There is a specific day for washing? Or maybe because her is so sensitive.
    BTW I also use Mane ‘N Tail for my hair… its great!

    – blairvillanueva

    • -Because of her hair type we only wash her hair one per week. Any more than that and it would dry out. With her starting school this year Sunday has turned into hair washing day (well Monday this week because she had Monday off for the holiday). Hope that answers your question. 🙂
      -Thanks for the compliment! I freaking love my girl. 🙂
      -I tried using Mane ‘N Tail for my hair (straight, limp, oily) and I hated it. But on her hair I like it. I’m glad because it would’ve been a big bottle to waste! lol.
      -Nicholette ~ The Mixed Mama

  6. Awwww. what a cutie pie. I love what you did with her hair.

    • Thanks! I will be doing another post this week with different options and styles using this as the basis. Its really important especially for the weeks I go away for work for a few days. I make it so my husband doesn’t have to redo it.. just add new pizazz. Lol. 🙂

  7. Her hair is absolutely gorgeous and there is so much of it! I can barely do my own hair so I can’t even begin to imagine how I would do a daughters.

  8. Shane

    She is a cutie pie! Looks like hard work but paid off, she looks fab!

  9. She has such a beautiful hair and loved the way how you have styled it!

  10. Adorable! I love the way you styled her hair.

  11. Oh gosh, I worry about having girls of my own and having to style their hair. I can barely comb my own hair in the morning!

  12. Some naturals despise it, but I absolutely LOVE wash day. When I’m feeling ambitious, I cowash in the middle of the week. It destresses me and I LOVE the smell of my shampoo and conditioner. Now that I’ve gotten the hang of it, life is much simpler.

    • Oh I can’t wait until she is old enough to take it over. Lol. I think I’d like it more if she didn’t hate it so much. It just can be such a battle sometimes. One day! 🙂

  13. Those plaits are so cute. I have to admit, I am really bad at doing plaits.

  14. Awww your daughter is gorgeous, I love her beautiful smile! You are one cool mum, those plaits are cute. I would love to know how you mastered it, I am terrible at plaiting.

    Lennae xxx

    • I knew how to french braid my hair already somehow from growing up. I just took that skill and learned to grab the hair under instead of over. In my newest post “Super Simple Braid Hairstyle” I link a few videos from other people showing you how though. 🙂

      And thanks for the compliments! She is my little beauty (and smart too!).

  15. Beth Shankle Anderson

    This is such a cute post. I love long hair on little girls. They look like princesses!

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